This, like many events that happen during war, never get heard outside of those that were there. Sometimes, they are best unheard, many should be heard, especially by the younger generation of today. Many, keep their stories close, its not that they shouldn't be told but many wouldn't understand, even if we told you every detail. If you get the opportunity, just listen. Time for a C-Gar
Over the course of an eight-hour battle, this Force Reconnaissance Marine shot and killed 18 Taliban fighters.
On Aug. 8, 2008, in Farah province, Afghanistan, Cpl. Franklin Simmons was part of a small Marine force tasked with clearing the city of Shewan of Taliban fighters.
"Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles"
How quick people forget or take for granted how well we have it in America. I laugh when people flip the freak out over professional players yet, simply glance at your servicemembers. It’s those servicemembers that go forward to protect the right of freedom of speech. Yet, our society focuses on a bunch of overpaid athletes that could not do what they are doing in any other country. I laugh when these premadonnas say things like:
"I feel like a lot of times people want us to just shut up and entertain them, shut up and play football.- Brandon Marshall (Denver Broncos)
Yes, Marshall, shut your trap and try making a damn play because that’s what your paid to do, play football because we don’t care about your opinion about anything else.
The players that take a knee are known by the company they keep (i.e. Kappernack) who like to wear socks that show cops a pigs. You are a part of the problem kneeling NFL players. Time for a C-Gar
Col Jeffrey A Powers letter.....
I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.
Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins. Read more here
This is not an easy course to complete. 1 out of 3 pass the course as standards are held for the acceptance of the "Green Beret".It
will be interesting to see if she tries again. Time for a C-Gar
"The first female soldier to participate in the Army’s initial training program for the Green Berets — side-by-side with men — has failed to complete the course this week, The Washington Times has learned.
The enlisted soldier is the first woman to attend the U.S. Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS), the first step toward earning the Special Forces tab and the coveted Green Beret. The Times reported in July that two female officer candidates have been accepted to attend an SFAS class that begins in the spring." Read more here
To have a cause is noble. To demonstrate that cause and protest against the very thing that allows you the freedom and privilege to express your freedom of speech (for you apparently clueless NFL players) that’s the American flag. The flag that represents your freedom and those that gave their life defending it. To have a cause is noble but to protest during the National Anthem truly shows your ignorance and lack of gratitude or respect.
You have a lot of time on your hands “off” the field why aren’t you NFL players spending that time toward your hard felt hate against America and protest to make a statement off the field? I’ll tell you why, because off the field, you are a nobody.
I also hold the television networks responsible. Here is why. Do the networks show it on TV when a fan runs on the field? Nope. Why? Because they don’t want to promote or encourage another fan too do it. So, obviously, the networks want to promote and encourage this anti American protest.
You can say it’s their freedom of speech. I (a US Marine)among others fight terrorism etc so turds can slander the country that protects them, allows them the freedom to make multi millions and grants them their freedom of speech. However, when you begin to protest America, the American flag, I as well have the freedom of speech to tell your overpaid, premadona, ungrateful ass to shut your pie hole. To also decide to make your protest against the greatest country in the world on Sept 11th not only shows how stupid you are but you total disgraceful lack of respect (Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs,Denver Broncos). I’m sure your parents are real proud. Fail!
Additionally, I have the option to make you notorious and encourage those that pay your salaries (ultimately the fans) to boycott your anti American ass. I know I will not be watching any of the below.
Players who have taken a knee during the Natl Anthem:
Colin Kaepernick & Eric Reid – San Fran 49ers
Jeremy Lane of the Seattle Seahawks
Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos
Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas, Arian Foster and Jelani Jenkins of the Miami Dolphins(took a knee on Sept 11th during the National Anthem) Vomit!
Players who were too chicken shit to be “big boys” didn’t take a knee but raised their fists during the National Anthem in support of the “cause” that was started by Kaepernick
Cornerback Marcus Peters – Kansas City Chiefs
Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots
I like the quick response Brandon (I cant tackle) Marshall of the Denver Broncos got in a swift letter from his major sponsor. You are fired, as the sponsor dropped him. (Now a second sponsor dropped him) I encourage all sponsors to do the same. Perhaps we should do the research and determine who these protestors sponsors are and stop buying their crap!
You have to remember Mr NFL players, you are for entertainment. You play a game. You get paid very well to play a game. Period. You want to make a true difference, quit your team, run for office (any that you think you can get elected to) and make a real difference. But I don’t think you really want to do that, not only because of the cut in pay, but honestly, you won’t get elected and inside you know that and thus have to be the little selfless cowards you have already demonstrated you are. Again, I’m sure your parents are real proud because America isn’t proud of you at all. Time for a C-Gar
This happened when I was in Ramadi, totally believable and crazy stuff like this happens allot, ya just don't get to hear it. Time for a C-Gar
A first hand report from the veteran run website Grunt Stuff, who says they have already verified the claims with multiple witnesses, tells the story of an Army Ranger who got a confirmed terrorist kill with nothing but his MRE spoon at the Haditha Dam in Iraq.
They came up to a building they were ordered to clear, and inside 3-5 bad guys lay waiting for the stack to come through the door. As the Rangers entered the room they managed to kill all but one of the fighters. In the smoke and chaos of battle one of the rangers realized a bad guy was still alive and was attempting to pull the pin on a grenade.Read more here
I can remember just after the attacks on the World Trade Center how all of America had their American flags out. Where did your flag go? Do you even know where it is?
I see America has forgot,or at least ignored the attacks that day and some even take it for granted now. Those that do should meet some of the family members I know that lost loved ones that day in the Pentagon. They haven't forgot it. Why have you? Sept 11, never forget. Time for a C-Gar
So kids, this is how you you learn that when in the military, you have to have discipline and follow rules. Guess she didn't mind all that free medical,dental etc etc. Wrong platform to voice your individual idealism. Say hello to the njp (nonjudicial punishment). Fail.
A sailor who filmed herself refusing to stand for morning colors is now facing administrative action, Military.com has learned.Read more here